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Globally Pride Month is a time to show solidarity with the LGBTIQ+ community around the world and celebrate diversity. To mark Pride Month the Raleigh Nepal Society have been running a number of workshops with Nepali young people to shine a light on LGBTIQ+ issues.

June 30, 2020

Following the announcement on Tuesday 16th June that the UK Government will merge the Department for International Development (DFID) with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), we express our concern over the impact of the merger and our desire to see DFID's high standards for international development upheld.

June 16, 2020

A group of 13 former volunteers have come together with the aim of creating a new Raleigh UK alumni group. To help start this they are launching a survey for all Raleigh alumni in the UK to find out what global and local issues they care about, what activities they might like to take part in, and how they'd like an alumni-led group to run! Here they tell us about the survey and their ambitions for bringing together Raleigh's UK alumni community to continue creating change and to have fun!

April 30, 2020

To the global Raleigh community and our supporters,

I know the last few weeks have been challenging and uncertain for us all as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together. I want to give you an update on what’s happening at Raleigh.

March 24, 2020

Update 24/03/2020: I’m absolutely delighted to be able to inform you that all our young volunteers have safely arrived home and our remaining volunteer managers are currently flying home.

This past week has been like no other week in Raleigh’s history. Never before have we had to close all our programmes simultaneously and begin the return of over 360 volunteers from remote communities.

That we have been able to do so safely, effectively and at incredible speed is only due to the dedication and drive of our amazing staff and volunteer teams in the UK, Tanzania, Nepal and Costa Rica. They have adapted and risen to the challenge in a way that is truly humbling to me and my most sincere thanks goes out to each and every one of them. Such an effort would not be possible in most other organisations and proves that the safety of our volunteers really is at the heart of everything we do.

I’d also like to thank you for working so closely with us at this difficult time. You’ve helped to make it possible. I’d particularly like to thank those of you who have sent through kind and supportive messages to our team. It’s been really appreciated and has boosted us as we’ve worked flat out.

Our teams will be in touch with volunteers now they have returned home to continue providing support as they transition back into a very different life. We will also be looking at options for volunteers who have returned early, including the chance to complete their programmes in future if possible. We are all devastated that we have needed to close our programmes early, both for our participants and for the communities we work with. However, we firmly believe that it was the right decision.

I’d also like to ask that we all emphasise to returned volunteers the importance of respecting their government's social distancing or stay at home guidance. Young or old, we’ve all got a role to play in overcoming the COVID-19 outbreak and protecting the most vulnerable in our communities!

Please do contact us if you’d like to provide feedback or require any further support.

With my continued thoughts and best wishes to you, your family and loved ones,

Julian Olivier
CEO, Raleigh International

March 16, 2020